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Wilhelmina Grassman
Female 1879 - 1931


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  • Nickname  Minnie 
    Birth  1879  Town of Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1892  Town of Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  18 Aug 1931  Middleport, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  20 Aug 1931  Gasport, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery 
    Person ID  I39489  haseley
    Last Modified  18 Jun 2016 

    Father  August M. Grassman,   b. 4 Mar 1855, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1942, Middleport, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Louise Eick,   b. 3 Aug 1860, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1939, Middleport, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1879  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F15153  Group Sheet

    Family  Thomas J. Downey,   b. 1876,   d. 1913 
    Family ID  F15154  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1879 - Town of Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1892 - Town of Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1931 - Middleport, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery - 20 Aug 1931 - Gasport, Niagara, New York, United States
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  • Notes 
    • Lockport Union Sun & Journal, Tuesday evening August 18, 1931
      MIDDLEPORT WOMAN IN DESPONDENCY FIT TAKES HER OWN LIFE
      Found By Family With Head Immersed In Water Trough.
      Two previous attempts to end her life having proven unsuccessful, Mrs. Wilhelmina Downey, 52 years old housekeeper at the home of John Compton on the Freeman Road, two miles south of Middleport, committed suicide between four and five o'clock this morning, by plunging her head and shoulders into a watering trough in the barn, made from a half barrel. Coroner Frank T. Carmer, M. D., of Newfane, was summoned, and he issued a certificate of death by suicide. In ill health for many years, Mrs. Downey had been confined to the bed much of the time the past year and a half, Coroner Carmer states, and in fits of meloncholia, she made the previous attempts to end her life within a comparatively recent period - once by smothering and once by hanging. Her sister, Mrs. Fred Dohring also resides at the same address, and members of the family, missing her from her room early this morning, instituted a search and made the discovery. Born near Gasport, Mrs. Downey Is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Grassman of Royalton Center, one brother and seven sisters.
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      Lockport Union Sun & Journal,
      Tuesday Evening, August 18, 1931
      Wilhelmina M., wife of the late Thomas J. Downey passed away early Tuesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Dohring, Freeman Road Middleport, aged 52 years. She leaves to mourn her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Grassman, Sheldon road, seven sisters and one brother. Mrs. Fred Dohrlng, Mrs. Edward Cook, Mrs. Willis Jackson of town of Royalton, Mrs. Berner, Mrs. Peter Mulsiner, Niagara Falls, Carrie of Medina, Helen and Leo of Lockport. Funeral will be held Thursday afternoon, 2:30, Standard Time, from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Fred Dohrlng. Burial in Mount Ridge cemetery, Rev. Herman Ewald officiating.

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Lockport Union Sun & Journal.